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Best Places to Watch Sunset in London

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by Maria K (subscribe)
Postgraduate student based in London.
Published October 18th 2016
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London is a busy city, and sometimes all you need is to pause and remind yourself of the everyday things that you stopped noticing long ago. One of these things is the beautiful English sunset that can be observed from various spots in the city. You just have to find the right one, and here are some of the examples to start with.

Primrose Hill in Regent's Park
Primrose Hill in Regent's Park (Source: By George Tsiagalakis - Own work, GFDL,

Primrose Hill, Regent's Park
Regent's park is located in central London, which makes it the easiest escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Primrose Hill is a separate area of the park. You will find a protected viewpoint at the height of 63 meters above the sea level at the top of the hill. The viewpoint opens to a panoramic view of London signature skyline, making it one of the top sunset spots in the city.

View from the Shard
View from the Shard (Source:

The Shard
London's officially highest viewing gallery is located at the top of this building, that reminds many of the Eye of Sauron. Here, you can enjoy the sunset literally being above the clouds and in the heart of the City of London. The price for an adult ticket ranges from 26 to 31, which gives you access to the top floor, and includes audio guides and access to the champagne bar (might as well, right?)

Hampstead Heath Parliament Hill Sunset
Parliament Hill at Sunset

Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill
What could be better than watching the sunset, surrounded by nature? Hampstead Heath is the biggest open park in North London, with the top point at 98 meters in Parliament Hill. The best part about sunset-watching in this place is the absence of the ticketing procedures, controlled access and crowds of people, which makes it the most intimate experience.

St Pauls Millennium Bridge
Millennium Bridge St Paul's Cathedral view (Source: By Sumple - Photo by Sumple., CC BY-SA 3.0,

Millennium Bridge
The biggest advantage of choosing Millennium Bridge over the rest of the bridges on Thames River to observe the sunset is perspective. You will be surrounded by London's most significant landmarks and not restricted to one view throughout. There is St Paul's Cathedral at the end of the bridge, which looks stunning in the colours of the setting sun. Then, you can turn to the neighbouring Tower Bridge or face the glass buildings of the City area. Finally, the futuristic structure of the bridge will most definitely enhance your experience of the view.

General Wolfe Statue
General Wolfe Statue (Source: By Daniel Case - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Royal Observatory in Greenwich
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich provides yet another viewing platform next to the General Wolfe statue. The platform overlooks Thames river and the recognisable buildings of central London.

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Nice photos over London.
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